1 Corinthians 13 (the “Love Chapter”) has been on my heart on and off for over a year. The Greek word agape is used in this chapter – it translates to charity in the KJV, or, love. God has not only been teaching me what love looks like, but also how important it is to have true love in every relationship.
1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3 KJV)
The verses before Paul describes what love IS, show how vital it is to HAVE love. We know that having wisdom and understanding is important. We know that the bible says without faith it is impossible to please God. We know that we are asked to feed the poor and give of what God’s blessed us with to the less fortunate. But, we can do all of this and have all of these things, and they be worth NOTHING without love. That is how IMPORTANT love is. This being said, it really is necessary for us to understand how to truly love.
Over the next few blog posts I’m going to dive a little deeper into what the following verses say love is. I’m praying that each day I can be a little more like Jesus, build my relationships with love, and all that I do to be done in love. Join me in studying how we truly need to love!